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Jul 26, 2012 6:30am EDT
few issues to talk about across baltimore city. we'll detail that coming up. we'll take you outside coming up after the break. hi parents, big year for spelling. here's what the kids will n-e-e-d. ♪ pens and markers, paper wide ruled. ♪ ♪ hoodies, sneakers, tape, sticks of glue.♪ ♪ large boxes pencils, highlighters. ♪ ♪ sneakers and t-shirts. ♪ notebooks and jeans, ♪ notebooks and jeans, ♪ notebooks and jeeeeans, yeah! ♪ ♪ notebooks and jeans! announcer: school takes a lot, target has it all. >>> and we know when they start to get into if upper 630s and 70s we're going to start feeling it. we have a heat advisory to talk about so let me show you the yateses under the heat advisory that goes into effect at lunchtime today. basically every area in the orange color. that expires at 8:00 this evening but it could be reissued as we go into tomorrow because we still will be dealing with heat and humidity. temperatures this morning, we have 70 degrees -- [ no audio ] >> charlie, on to you. >>> who could kidnap cal ripken jr.'s mother? abc2 news linda so is here with
ABC
Jul 25, 2012 6:30am EDT
. things are getting different. >> now we have the accidents. if it is mostly in baltimore city. we'll get through it and each and every and show you the maps and coming up. >> i have the silver lining this morning. >> lots of sun shine. that's the key as you step out. we get a break from the humidity t is warm, dry and fair skies. we'll -- it is warm and dry and fair skies. let's check it out in terms of temperatures in the 60s this morning. 64 now in glen wood. and more of the same in columbia. and all this is courtesy of that front that moved through. look at what we have right now t is gorgeous. plenty of blue skies that will prevail. you don't have to worry about maryland's radar getting wet. no type of storms whatsoever but we will start to see a change in the forecast and look at that trend for you as tomorrow, that's the day. temperature 97 degrees but feeling like we're in the triple digits. right now let's head over to mike and a check of the traffic. >> and good morning to you. a couple of issues. baltimore city it is around the city points. let's go to the maps and where we --
ABC
Jul 9, 2012 5:30am EDT
maryland's most powerful radar and confirm the rain that has been falling from baltimore city all the way down towards dundalk. seeing steady heavy rain. 695 towards white marsh a good downpour rain. a 73 degree reading right now in the city limits. 76 down towards dc. and look at york at 73 degrees. so we are starting to see cooler temperatures coming in. the dew point values that measures the amount of moisture coming down considerably in york. now down to 61. so we will talk lower humidity and going for 87 later today. another check on the forecast coming up in less than 10. lauren cook has a check on traffic. how we doing. >> reporter: well, we are dealing with several accidents across the region. trouble out in frederick where an accident is blocking two eastbound lanes of interstate 70. that's at woodbine road. you can stick with route 1 # 4 as an alternate. more problems in howard county where the traffic lights are out. there's an accident in baltimore city in canton on highland avenue at eastern avenue and heading out to 95, here's what it looks like in white marsh. everythin
ABC
Jul 13, 2012 6:30am EDT
in baltimore city. a dog who was clearly starving was found inside a trash can. the dog did survive and this morning it's in the care of about. arcs. they call him thor. he's pit bull and they say 5 years old. caretakers at the shelter say he should weigh 50 popped and weighs 28. and -- pounds and weighs 28. a an officer was called out for report of a stray dog. they found him in trash can. a foster owner has agreed to take care of thor while he is recovering. >> he's strong guy and tough. -- he's a strong guy and tough. so far things look good. i am hopeful. >> official say the animals abandoned when a person leaves or is evicted from the home and it doesn't have to be that way. call barcs to get help here's the number 410-39#-4695. >>> a georgia woman is heading to prison after she was found guilty of injecting customers buttocks with silicone. a judge sentenced kimberly smedley and prosecutors said she had no lies tones practice medicine. she gave injection of industrial grade silicone to patients in hotel rooms in a number of cities including ball $30,000 in fines and restitutio
ABC
Jul 12, 2012 6:30am EDT
have another accident in baltimore city that you want to watch out for. it's going to be rice on pulaski highway at crescent street. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan and charlie, over to you. >>> it's 6:30 right now. and much anticipated report into how penn state handled the jerry sandusky case is going to be released today. >> abc2 news linda so is here this morning with a preview of what we can learn in a few hours. >> reporter: yeah the report could reveal who knew what and when they knew it about the sandusky dais and if they did enough to stop it. an independent group led by former fbi director has been investigating penn state's role for the past seven months, they will be released this morning at 9:00. the report is expects to reveal if former football coach joe paterno and other top penn state officials tried to hide sex abuse allegations involving sandusky. the report is expected to be up to 200 pages long and focus on school officials and the role school culture may have played in allowing the abuse to continue for so long. >> committed to ensuring t
ABC
Jul 9, 2012 6:30am EDT
. but switching over to the other source and baltimore city right out towards white marsh seeing good downpours of rain. rainfall rates from a half to 3/4 of an inch and we will go up towards the north running along 95 past the maryland house seeing good downpours of rain this morning. just be aware, we have pounding of water. 73 in town. easton at 75. you noticed everything running from west to east this morning and that will be pushing off towards our south. through the course of this morning. it's going to be muggy at 77 around the 8:00 hour a mild day today. not hot. 87 degrees around the 4:00 hour and dropping back down to 80 around 8. we will talk about the forecast in less than 10. lauren cook has a check on what do you do traffic? >> traffic. >> hi. >> your weather and i am traffic except for last week we are dealing with problems in howard county a traffic light is going to be out at the intersection of route 108 right at columbia road. and big problems on 95. we are dealing with an accident up in harford county alodge the southbound lanes at the -- along the southbound lanes
ABC
Jul 27, 2012 6:30am EDT
you can get them at great price. restaurants week begins in baltimore city and linda so is live at cafe city in mount vernon. you have been whipping things up all morning for us. what are you bringing back to us? >> reporter: yes, i am going to taste in. >> have you tasted it. >> reporter: hold on a second. but first, tons of restaurant you ken joy. great -- you can enjoy and tons of food and thanks for joining us. so, a lot of restaurants participating this year. >> we have 96 restaurants participating including city cafe. they -- we have a full website so you can search for restaurant by menu or quiz seen type or neighborhood -- cuisine type or neighborhood. there will be pricing information and you can make reservations and figure out how to park or take public transit. >> reporter: and two main price points. >> dinner 20.12 or 30.12 and two course lunch for 15.12. >> reporter: and chef you have been a great sport cook this great stuff. you've impressive menu for restaurant week. >> yeah. absolutely. not only from the four appetizers five entrees and three desserts to choose fro
ABC
Jul 24, 2012 5:30am EDT
. >>> five things you may want to know, months after the death of the former baltimore city mayor and shaffer, shaffer will learn his fate. tensions could run high in new york over sugary drinks and the possible ban. a public hearing on bloomberg's plan to ban drinks in a fight against obesity. m and t will finish transforming football field in to a soccer field for the match between the hot spur and liverpool football club. >>> we saw the big bear, the big bear, the baby bear was yesterday. that bear walked in to a sears, asked where the electronic section was and no one helped him. >> you got jokes this morning. i hike that. we are warm, 75 degrees now in baltimore as we go down to cape hatteras. 78 there. the interior, that's the hottest. 87 st. louis. cincinnati 82. temperatures in the afternoon in the triple digits. it's going to feel like the triple digits to us once we add in the humidity. satellite and radar, not a lot. we have showers and thunderstorms in to indiana. we could see thunderstorms sparking as we go in to the afternoon. a cold front will slides through the area. m
ABC
Jul 27, 2012 5:30am EDT
shut it down we will try to get more information to share with you in a little bit. baltimore city we have an accident off 83 and construction will continue certainly a long-term project we will have to deal with monument street is closed down again probably subject to closure over the next several days involving that sink hole. outside for a live shot and we will show you 95 at eastern avenue pretty smooth sailing thus far right now. we will talk more about traffic that's coming up in just a little bit. and there's the shot charley look at that beautiful shot. 695 and harford road. >> 5:33 on this friday morning. back to break news for. you some in baltimore county looking for a place to stay after a two-alarm fire broke out overnight. started around 2 this morning. and abc2 news sherrie johnson has the latest. you've been you can -- talking to people who were there when the fire started. >> reporter: they are telling me they believe that it started from a kitchen fire. but fire investigators are trying to figure out the exact cause. that's what neighbors that live here say and they
ABC
Jul 23, 2012 6:30am EDT
one single vehicle. delays north of meadow roads. also watching baltimore city this morning, continuing to see delays as you make your way downtown again lombard light street affected in addition to fleet street and caroline and bomb street due to the water main break from last week. >>> beautiful shot. 43. things are smooth sailing. the drive times look like this. 695 downtown. a 12 minute ride. 795to 95, 13 minutes and 12 34eu7b9s from 95 to 83. -- 12 minute from 95 to # 3. charley back to you>>> back to developing story we have been following. at least 11 people are dead after a pickup truck left a highway crashing into a tree in southeastern texas. this happened last night in near goliad, about 100 miles southeast of san atono. all victims were in the same f- 250 forward pickup and another 12 people were hurt. some of them have life- threatening injuries. well as the man who is accused of going on a shooting rampage inside a colorado theater, prepares to head to court, the national debate over gun control is intensifying. scripps investigative unit went undercover in vir
ABC
Jul 10, 2012 6:30am EDT
, 695, if you are traveling on interstate 97, no delays up towards 695, baltimore city, house fire continues to shutdown northlinwood at fayette street. use lakewood as your alternate route. one person hospitalized with smoke inhalation. if you are beltway bound, this is old court road. traffic picking up on the outer loop, a 13 minute ride from 795 towards 95. this is oberly, traffic picking up in this vicinity. also 13 minutes from the outer loop towards 83. inner loop, moving pretty slowly as you make the push towards 95. >>> today 54-inch water main will be checked, dpw crews want to prevent the potential of a problem. linda so is live with how this pipe could be affecting you. >> reporter: we are here on lyndon in arbutus, a neighborhood that could be affected by what is going on today. you could lose your water for up to an hour as workers are testing the water main. this is wilkins avenue to the north, 195 west, 895 south, west of cherry hill and carol to the east. workers will be cutting off water to check problems with the main in southwest baltimore. even people in the co
ABC
Jul 3, 2012 5:30am EDT
take advantage of the cooling centers in baltimore city and surrounding counties. these centers will be opened from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. a each will have cool air and free water and we are still under a code red heat alert through today. and health official recommend you remember to dry water and juice and avoid alcohol and caffeine and wear light clothing during the extreme heat. remember to check on those senior citizens. and you can log onto the website at abc to us -- abc2news.com and we have a list of the cooling centers and we have the addresss also if you need to telephone number as well. so we have a complete list over here and let's see if it goes down there. well, maybe not. we have a complete list here located on the home page. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >> thanks. >>> 5:33. funeral services are happening today for a fallen marine from laurel. lance corporal eugene mills died last week while in afghanistan. he was 21 years old. services are being held this morning at 11 at grace church in fulton. he will be buried at arlington national cemetery at a laterdate. >>> historic wo
ABC
Jul 3, 2012 6:30am EDT
advantage of cooling centers in baltimore city and surrounding counties. these centers will be opened from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. each senter will have cool air and free water. baltimore city housing has opened two shelters overnight for people without power. we are still under a code red heat alert through today. health officials recommend you remember to drink plenty of water or juice, avoid alcohol and caffeine and friday to wear light colored clothing. during the extreme heat, check on other seniors as well. you can log on to the website at abc2news.com for a complete list of the cooling centers and we have the addresss and telephone numbers all there for you. and it's located on the home page. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> news time 6:48. thanks. power to bge customers could be restored faster in the next few hours and days because more help arrive overnight. nearly a dozen states and canada is where the help is coming from. linda so just got back this morning when she was talking to crews headed that way right. >> reporter: yeah, they are still 171,000 customers without power and a
ABC
Jul 4, 2012 6:30am EDT
more to tell us how. >> reporter: yes, tonight ght f display at baltimore inner harbor. city police expect a large crowd and say they are ready. last year a man was stabbed to death with a broken bottle on pier 5. and a 4-year-old a boy walking with his father was shot in the leg. this year, baltimore police say they have a new plan in place to make sure it's safe for people to come and celebrate the 4th at the inner harbor. they will use a perimeter fence made of up of bike racks and enclosing the area to control the crowd. and they will watch the crowds in realtime using city watch cameras and fox trot. >> we don't want anyone get being hurt. we don't -- we don't want to see that page come across last year for that innocent #-year- old kid. -- 4-year-old kid. that's ridiculous. yeah we wish that people were adult and would conduct themselves the right way. >> now police expect more than 200,000 people to flood the haror for the fireworks -- harbor for the fireworks show. and for everything you and your family need to know for the 4th of july head to abc2news.com and we have got a
ABC
Jul 31, 2012 6:30am EDT
to stick with bel air road as your alternate. and in baltimore city, there's the sink hole we are dealing with on the east side. so east monument street is shut down between wolf street and patterson park avenue. it's expected to be finished. the repairs are expected to be finished sometime next week. so in the meantime, stick with or liens street as your alter -- orleans street as an alternate. >>> her face is bruised and stitched up and sprirt spirit ferocious. >> a 74-year-old woman attacked in her home but was not going to be a victim. >> linda so joins with us the brave story and the effort to find the woman who did this to her. >> reporter: the suspect is still out there. but the 74-year-old is back home from the hospital. she says she wasn't about to give into the rob here attacked her in her home before we show you the -- robber who attacked her in her home. be we show you we want to -- before we hoe you we want to warn you it's -- we show you we want to tell you this graphic. she live in the valley communityin cockeysville and said hello, to a woman and the woman turned a
ABC
Jul 5, 2012 5:30am EDT
just ahead. >>> looking forward to that. also new this morning firefighters in baltimore city were busy overnight two. two separate two alarm fires and video to show you. one affecting a historic site. came awfully close to the gas station. also this morning, a lifeguard fired for doing his job. what he did now has got other lifeguards calling him away from the scene. that story a lot of you talking about on facebook this morning. "good morning maryland." i'm charlie crowson. alongside mike masco. megan is out live this morning. >> she looks hot out there too. >> it's warm. >> but megan always looks great. >> you said it not me. >> i knew you'd run with that. >> you know we are right there. right there. >> another story by the way we're going to put on the facebook about the san diego fireworks last night. a whole 20 seconds of -- >> big bang rocket goes off. before i ever started. >> that's a good story. 79 degrees charlie. we're starting off very, very muggy and mild. take a look. and maryland's most powerful radar showing a few of the scattered showers and storms out near deep c
ABC
Jul 20, 2012 6:30am EDT
down towards 95 or up towards 83. now, in baltimore city we do have several roads that are shut down. it's all for this weekend's artscape, many of which include north charles street, dolphin street, mount royal avenue, for a complete traffic advisory, just go to abc2news.com. and we'll let you know how to get there the easiest way possible. and in downtown baltimore, right in the inner harbor, the water main break continues to shut down light street, that's between baltimore street and lombard street. do leave yourself extra time if you are traveling in the area. megan and charley, over to you. >>> want to go back now to that breaking news story for you out of aurora, colorado. this happened around 12:30 this morning their time, 2:30 here on the eastern seaboard. seaduring the premier of "the dark knight rises." the premier show about 20 minutes in, a gunman reportedly walked into the back of the theater, released a canister in there and randomly began opening fire on people enjoying that movie. it appears to have been planned somewhat because witnesses who were in the theater say,
ABC
Jul 16, 2012 6:30am EDT
race organizers, baltimore racing development, which failed to pay $1.5 million owed to the city and down force racing which missed deadlines for the event. the news conference will be held at the sports legends museum in baltimore, starts at 11:45. the race will be held on labor day weekend. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> heart breaking story. coming out of chicago. 62-year-old father of 12, was trying to safe up money to buy a suit for his son's wedding. he was beaten to death. according to family , the crime was posted on line. >> they punched him in the face. they punched him. he fell unconscious on the ground. when he fell on the ground, his head bounced off of the ground. >> his father was left for dead until a passer by found him hours later bleeding and unconscious, he died at the hospital. authorities have arrested three teenagers and charged them with first degree murder in this attack. they are expected to appear in court today. >>> there is an effort to ban watching porn on tv in hotel rooms. a christian and muslim scholar written letter to bosses of the top five hot
ABC
Jul 12, 2012 5:30am EDT
afternoon to respond to the report. linda so, abc2 news. >>> 5:31 right now. search for a new baltimore city police commissioner continues. however officials from the union have already come up with a blue print for improving the department. they have come up with a plan to help cut crime and taxes. union leaders say the recent success in cutting vie will not crime could be jeopardized if the department doesn't enhance its recruits and benefits. >> if you have an fop here saying we don't need more police. what we need is better policing, a better deployment of the resources and taking better care of the police officers on the street who've got the job done for you over the last four or five years. >> the union has called on the department to require two years of college or military service for new recruits. the fop brought in a consulting group and compared baltimore's police department to those in other cities. >>> well, alcohol may have played a role in a deadly wrong way crash on97. one of them was kelley whitt. she was driving southbound in the northbound lane at ben field road. tha
ABC
Jul 11, 2012 5:30am EDT
control. we'll have more for you throughout the morning. >>> a baltimore city firefighter is in big trouble with the law this morning. he's one of two men charged in running a prostitution ring and this morning abc 2 news linda stow is live at the fire department with all of the details. linda, what do you know? >>reporter: charley, that firefighter has been suspended without pay. in fact, this isn't the first time he's been charged with something like this. back in 2010 he was charged with sex trafficking, but he received probation before a judgment which allowed him to keep his job as a city firefighter. police say he's 29-year-old ja mar simmons. they also arrested franklin koit. the city police collaborated to make the bust. they executed a search warrant at 208 south pulaski street and found a lot of condoms and sexual aids. the task force says the fbi's involvement indicate there is could have been a large number of victims forced to work as prostitutes and that some of them could have been children. neighbors say they knew just something wasn't right. >> there's a lot of wome
ABC
Jul 10, 2012 5:30am EDT
remain on the scene, baltimore city, north of patterson park. between fayette and orleans, use lakewood instead. everything up to speed through the fort mc henry and the harbor tunnel. 95, white marsh, here is route 43, no problems what solve, it will be a nice ride from harford to here in white marsh in to the city. as we look at the 695, no problems here at bel air, traffic picking up a little bit in the area. you are looking at an 11 minute ride on the outer loop towards 83. >>> happening today, department of public works is checking a 54-inch water main, inspection shows the main could fail so crews could be out repairing it before it becomes a problem. linda so is live in baltimore county with more on how this could affect you. >> reporter: a neighborhood that could be affected by what is going on. you could lose your water for up to an hour at your home or workplace while the work is done today. here are the areas that could be affected. we are talking wilkins avenue, to the north, i-95 on the west, 895 on the south. west of cherry hill and carol park on the east. they will check
ABC
Jul 6, 2012 5:30am EDT
city -- call center in baltimore, right now, at a 95% success rate and more crews coming into to help. joining me right now laquisha has been here 13 days. >> 7 straight days for the storm anxiousing phone calls. >> -- answering phone calls. >> reporter: how has ha been for you, taking the calls, i'm sure the frustration is taxing on you. >> we have to be empathetic and i lost my power so i can understand how they feel. >> reporter: when you're relate to go a customer is something you might tell them because the human element of what you're trying to do, but you're saying i'm in the same boat you are. >> that's the first thing i advise them, i'm out of my power as well, and they understand i'm in the same boat they are. >> reporter: are have you had a caller who was especially polite. >> we've will people call in and say hey, thank you, i see you guys are working this one lady didn't have the power on and she wanted to thank us for the hard work we've done. >> reporter: to the other side of the coin, have you had people who are unusual unhappy,. >> of course. but again, you have to un
ABC
Jul 5, 2012 6:30am EDT
overnight baltimore city police hard at work on two separate two alarm fires in the city. both of them right around midnight. the first called in at 11:30. the second called in at the stroke after 12:00. and abc2 news' sherrie johnson has more on the fire at one of historic sites got a number of people worried. >> reporter: that's right charlie you know we have all new reaction and video this morning for you. abc2 news was the first on the scene in the overnight fire in northwest baltimore inside the old ambassador theatre. this is what the scene looked lightning a little before 1:00 this morning. here on liberty heights avenue. authorities say the fire broke out around midnight and now investigators have not sure -- are not sure what caused the fire exactly but crews had it under control in about 30 minutes. the ambassador theatre hear not been movie theater since 1968 and served as a church in recent years and also the sister theater of the theater if baltimore. it sits next to a gas station and had some witnesses nearby concerned after they saw flames shooting from the building. >>
ABC
Jul 19, 2012 5:30am EDT
jfx to get into the city though fortunately no delays from the beltway all the way downtown to east fayette street. a live look in downtown baltimore right now where repairs continue on that massive water main break. it continues to shut down light street between baltimore street and lombard street. use mass transit if you can and other alternates include hopkins place or even fayette street. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. stay with us, there's much more coming up on "good morning maryland." [ male announcer ] want the most enjoyment from your home entertainment? here's the perfect solution. switch to a verizon fios triple play and upgrade your entertainment equipment with our 100% fiberoptic network and whole home solution, including a high-speed wireless router, plus a new multi room dvr and new hd set top box free for 12 months. hurry. switching has never been easier with the fios whole home solution. upgrade your home with one easy package. call 1.888.get.fios. contact the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v. welcome to life on fio
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Jul 18, 2012 5:30am EDT
morning at the board of estimates, water officials here in baltimore city will ask about 30,000 dollars for emergency repairs. we can only assume megan it's to continue fixing the issue. three weeks out, more detours going into downtown baltimore in the inner harbor. and megan, a lot of people will be concerned because we have got festivals coming up this weekend. the o's are back in town next week and you have the general weekend traffic coming down to the inner harbor. >> we will have to keep on top of that. so many people head downtown baltimore for artscape which is this weekend. >>> looking at news around the nation, surveillance video he caught a motorized school -- caught a motorized scooter mishap. woman tried to take the up escalator despite the fact there was a lift just 50 feet away. you can see her tall back -- falling backwards on other passengers a subway worker pushed the escalator emergency stop button. it turns out the woman managed to walk a-- or the worker managed to back away from the incident. pretty amazing sight. >>> a man near pittsburgh jumped on from a
ABC
Jul 2, 2012 6:30am EDT
send it over to sherrie johnson. >> we just received updated information from baltimore city mayor, stephanie rawlings blake's office, the heat alert has been extended through tuesday because of dangers from hot temperatures. today, at 10:00 this morning, ice will be passed out to people at four locations, the community action program will operate five centers around the city, open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. cool air and free water. the health department's office of aging and care services will operate six additional cooling centers and the health department recommends that you remember to drink water or juice, avoid alcohol and caffeine and wear light colored clothing. 25 people have utilized the five cooling community rooms are open as cooling centers as well. local pet stores like pet smart and animal control centers offered facilities to help pets. call 311 to report downed trees in the roadways and call 911 for police, fire and medical emergencies and log on to abc2news.com for a list of those cooling centers we have all the information and telephone numbers on our home page.
ABC
Jul 25, 2012 5:30am EDT
due to construction out there. and it will take you down towards baltimore city. what very a game at 7:05. expect traffic to pick up. outside we go. a live shot. 83 and not a bad looking commute just a few cars out. there another shot for you. 695 at harford road. how beautiful is that shot? traffic is good. right. >> well done. >> and dozens of people are without a place to live following a three alarm fire in prince george's county. this morning and we have reaction from a few of the victims. some of the people say they are heartbroken. >> reporter: a police officer saw the flames shooting out of the apartments and yelled for people to get out. they didn't have much time before the fire started to spread. we have all new video of the fire last night. and it started about 8:00 in the 1900 block of rochelle avenue. and when the crews arrived flames were shooting from the roof causing the third floor to collapse t took the cries -- it took the crews an hour to put out the fire. those in the building stay happened so fast and a woman lost her two dogs. >> i looked out the window i s
ABC
Jul 30, 2012 6:30am EDT
mar nsh marsh in to the city. if you are using the jfx, a 12 minute ride from the beltway downtown to east fayette street. a live look at the west side, traffic starting to pick up at baltimore national pike. you are looking at a 14 minute ride from 795, towards 95. here is how traffic is shaping up. inner loop, no problems towards 95. the outer loop picking up towards towson. that's a look at your time saver traffic. >>> the prosecution will formally charge james holmes, the man 12 people and injuring 58 others while in aurora, colorado. sherrie johnson is here with what is expected in court today. >> lots going on in court today. today the prosecution will formally charge james holmes for the shooting death of 12 people and wounding 58 hours. holmes could face hundreds of charges including 12 counts of first degree murder, 58 counts of attempted murder, reckless endangerment for the explosives found in his apartment. some victims and families will be in court. at the center is a notebook holmes sent to a psychiatrist, the book includes plans for a massacre. >> if a psychologist or p
ABC
Jul 19, 2012 6:30am EDT
baltimore city another accident. it's going to be right on west baltimore street at mount street. and heavy delays down in the inner harbor that's all due to the water main break. light street is shut down that's right between baltimore streetling and lombard street. definitely use mass transit if you can or always stick with hopkins place or fayette street. there's a detour if place but do -- detour in place but do allow yourself some extra time. the outer loop will remaybe that way down to route 40 and here's the beltway looking like in overly at bel air road. the outer loop also picking up up towards loch raven boulevard but fortunate no knobs down -- problems down to 95. if you want a chance to win a $600 gas gift card. go to my facebook page. >>> who wouldn't love to hit the day spa with your pets? sometimes the tags and cats they -- dogs is cats they need r&r. >> they work so hard in the home. best friends forever. get it fur ever. they are the doggie day care and overnight resort and they open august 1st. cockeysville. it will feature a canine senior assisted living progra
ABC
Jul 13, 2012 5:30am EDT
. 71 in baltimore. and ocean city coming in at 65 degrees. we will have a moisture feed in here from the atlantic. we will show outair afterhigh pressure and i have the ocean city forecast coming up. but the weather pattern we do have that stationary front to the south. what is giving us the lift for the showers this morning. and high pressure that's what i am talking about that's going to feed in the moisture that we are getting throughout the day. and as we look towards the weekend, well, that stationary front is going to a move through as a warm front bringing in the humidity and the heat. so all that nice pleasant weather we are dealing with for the past several days that's going to be pretty much out of here going into the weekend. future trend picking up on clouds for today. a few showers around us not ruling out a scattered shower or isolated shower throughout the day. today's temperature coming in around 88 degrees. and here's the forecast for gameday. 58, a slight chance of rain and they will play the tigers. here's the beach forecast. we will be a little coolish. 82 degrees
ABC
Jul 4, 2012 5:30am EDT
on monday, july 9th. >> absolutely. on tuesday the city extended their stay until monday july 9th. something to keep in mind. head to abc2news.com if you want more information. >>> downtown baltimore will be buzzing with thousands of people ready to celebrate independence day. and they will be doing it with a fireworks display but city ofixes say they have been -- officials say they have been working all week to prepare for the large number of people. >> to not have a repeat of last year sherrie johnson is here on what's being done to keep 2000,000 -- 200,000 people. >> reporter: tonight is the huge night for the fireworks display. city police are expecting a large crowd for the festivities and they say they are ready. after the celebration last year, a man was stabbed to death with a broken bottle on pier 5 and a 4-year-old boy walking with his father was shot in the leg. this year, baltimore police say they have a new plan in place to make sure it is safe for people to come and celebrate the 4th at the inner harbor. they will use a perimeter fence made up of bike racks about wai
ABC
Jul 24, 2012 6:30am EDT
soupy outside. right now temperatures coming in around 75 degrees ocean city. a great place to go to cool down a bit. 75 now in baltimore, 77 philly and new york. altuna, seeing 7s. not picking up on a lot in terms of the wet weather. you have to go towards the west and north in to indiana, they are dealing with showers and thunderstorms moving in to the picture, the cold front will move to the south. showers and thunderstorms in to the afternoon as well. high pressure pumping in the heat and humidity for today. he is the chance for scattered showers as we go in to the afternoon. commute home could be on the wet side. not everybody is going to get wet. scattered showers in nature if it happens. for today, i'm going with around 94 degrees, low to mid- 90s. that's well above average, we will do it too many. it won't be as wham. more seasonable and this is a look at your forecast for tonight if u heading to the game. a thunderstorm is possible. now a check of the traffic with mike masco. >>> good morning. let's get you to the roads. 695, that's where we find a trouble spot. this is due
ABC
Jul 2, 2012 5:30am EDT
ice in a northeast baltimore community. the community action program will operate five centers around the city, each will have cool air and free water. they will operate 6 additional cooling centers. on a code red day, the health department recommends that you remember to drink water or juice, avoid alcohol and caffeine and try to way light colored clothing -- wear light colored clothing. >> check on those that you know don't have electricity or air- conditioning, make sure they have fans, make sure they have water. our seniors are extremely vulnerable in the heat. there is an increase in emergency room visits for heat exhaustion and heat related injuries. you can also call 311 with a heat related medical emergency and log on to abc2news.com for complete list of the cooling center, their addresses and phone numbers and it's located on the home page. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> the heat is not making things easy for a number of people in oh states. including the state of virginia. national weather service issued more than 100 tornado and severe warnings across the common wealth sin
ABC
Jul 18, 2012 6:30am EDT
ferry issue happening in boughtmore today. governor will meet with city and state lawmakers. and sherrie johnson has more on today's meeting. >> reporter: well, today baltimore mayor stephanie rawlings-blake goneor o'malley and house speaker bush is meet with the house delegation. it will be in baltimore and the mayor supports expanding gambling to allow table games at a planned baltimore casino. the governor wants to call a special session. once a consensus is reached. governor expressed confidence a consensus will be forged to pass legislation this summer. now a proposal for a casino at the national harbor has complicated the negotiations. the window of opportunity is creeping towards a close for a special session before an august deadline to approve ballot language for voters to get the final say in november if law makers approve legislation. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> six families in howard county are celebrating a victory this morning. people who live on coon hunt court will have a new address soon. the families felt it had negative racial connotations so the name will
ABC
Jul 16, 2012 5:30am EDT
it's unclear if one of the persons shot was the one holding the gun. live at city police headquarters, linda so, abc2 news. >>> volunteer firefighters in baltimore are warning of a case of mistaken identity. telemarketers have been calling homes and claiming to be affiliated with fire companies. volunteer fire companys in baltimore do not do fundraising over the phone. they rely on direct mail and door to door campaigns. >>> news around the nation, arrest has been made and two female bodies have been found in the search for two missing women in missouri. the bodies were found in a field sunday. police won't say if they were the women missing since friday. a tip came from a person of interest in the case. the person has been arrested. >>> artists painted over a halo over joe paterno on a mural at penn state he removed the halo in the wake of the report that said the school could have done more to stop the abuse. the halo was added to the popular mural after paterno's death this year. a blue ribbon symbolizing support for child abuse victims remains on paterno's jacket. >>>
ABC
Jul 24, 2012 4:30am EDT
check of the traffic with mike massco. >>> talking about baltimore city, impacted with the water main break from last week. expect tie ups, especially around light street. we will keeping an eye on 895, issues with the long-term construction, that's going to wrap up next month. 895 northbound, they are working on the bridge. by mid august that should be all taken care of. 69 a, ramp towards the westbound, route 372, going to give you problems this morning. we will talk about your traffic, coming up in a little bit. >>> 7 days in the darks one baltimore county community had to deal with. we will have a live report on what they are saying was the problem. and the latest on the timeline, detours and progress of baltimore's light street water main break. you are waking up to what is new in maryland. you nied power, you never know how much you need it until it's gone. june 29th, knocked out power for hundreds of thousands in the area. one community says the thing could have been avoided. linda so is live to explain. these people say this comes down to the trees. >> reporter: that's ri
NBC
Jul 18, 2012 6:00pm EDT
baltimore city and officials are warning themselves to take care of themselves and each other. >> these are very dangerous conditions. >> their warning people to be on the offensive. already, the medical examiner determined 23 people have died from heat so far this summer either directly or indirectly. >> it can be determined they had a heat stroke or something related where their core temperature got so high that they died of heat directly. there are other cases where we are not sure. they may have had an underlying medical condition. the cause of death may have been their medical condition but it may have been worsened by the heat. >> temperatures on wednesday surpassed 100 degrees with heat index soaring even higher. health officials warn people to stay inside when possible and if you have to be outside, stay in the shade and drink plenty of water. >> i get a cup of water every 5 minutes. >> adults are staying cool by grabbing a snow cone or fresh squeezed lemonade. owners know when the temperature goes up business will be booming. >> we get prepared for it. stay tune -- stay cool. >> he
ABC
Jul 27, 2012 4:30am EDT
the morning. use route 40 as an alternative route. going towards the south in baltimore city. 895 into the route 2 frank first avenue a slowup due to -- due to constuck and toll plazas -- construction and toll plazas into the fort mchenry along # 5 northbound between toll plaz -- 95 northbound between toll plazas speeds have been knocked down. more construction delays towards the south moving along pennington avenue and ordinance road. you will see sighups due to construction. a live shot shows a -- not a bad looking shot. there's another shotfor you? we will show youch the drive times route 43 -- you. the drive times 95 to 83, 11 minutes and 795 to 95, just about 12 minutes. charley. >>> as masco mention monument street will be closed for a few days more while crews continue to repair the large srchg shoal. b -- searching hole. engineers are using radar technology to see other damage was done to pipes underneath the searching hole. >>> break news some in baltimore county will need a place to stay after a two-alarm fire that started after 2 this morning near the 3600 block of yeno
ABC
Jul 3, 2012 4:30am EDT
three people in our state have died a man in montgomery and two elderly one in baltimore city and wicomico. let's check in with meteorologist mike match theasco to see how things are going -- mike masco. >> we sit at 70 degrees and a comfortable morning. calm wind and visibility around 10 miles. that's good news. 71 dover. down towards salisbury at 70. you notice the dew points into the 60s and a few 50s towards york. a comfortable morning and we have clear skies overhead. so we will forecast mostliy skies. 94 for the two -- mostly sunny skies. 49 for the -- 94 for around two. let's get the check on the timesaver traffic and remember we have nearly a hundred traffic lights out across the city and surrounding areas. treat each intersection with a dead light and a four way stop. one issue so far this morning we have blocked ramp on 695 inner loop at route 7 in philadelphia road. outside a live look at 695 at 295. clear sailing for now but that's certain to change later this morning. drive times looking like this. 11 minutes about across the board. 695 outer loop from 95 to # 3. and
NBC
Jul 9, 2012 6:00pm EDT
and two in baltimore city. another in montgomery county and in baltimore county. the next day, two more deaths in baltimore city and county. july 7, a man dies in harford county in july 8, to more people die, one in baltimore city and the only woman to die of the heat related death in another county. all but two were 65 or older. >> many of the cases we have reported, most of the cases thus far have had underlying disease. heart disease, other kinds of diseases. and we know those are risk factors that can be complicated by the extreme heat. >> this most recent heat wave was dangerous because of the cumulative effect of having extreme temperatures day after day. >> people living at home, their interior temperatures in the evening may not have gone down significantly. there today they have cumulative flow loss and that becomes a problem for people. >> five more heat related deaths have been reported today, bringing the toll to 18. they were in st. mary's county, baltimore city, and baltimore county. as the week goes on i am told that as the medical examiner looks at the deaths that h
ABC
Jul 18, 2012 4:30am EDT
. >> the city of baltimore continues to deal with water main break. i am hive with reports on what -- i am live with reports on what you need to know to get around the problem. >> a sailor sentenced. he learns his fate today. and on the run, a murder suspect reportedly tries to flee with a parked passenger jet and things go from bad to worst. first, staying cool. it's going to be the name of the game again. brace yourself for another scorcher for the 5th time this summer. we hit 100 degrees yesterday and we are expected to be well above the # 0s today. -- 90s today. good morning it's wednesday thanks for joining us i am megan prinko charley live but mike masco joins us. -- pringle, charlee live but mike masco joins us today. >> if we end and continue the stretch, we will be the hottest. let's talk weather and about yesterday. we hit 100. right now it's 81 degrees. not much of a drop in the temperatures to the overnight and we are continuing to see the temperatures that will soar this afternoon. let's look at temperatures right now. 81 degrees and we have been talking heat indexes and de
NBC
Jul 16, 2012 12:00pm EDT
discovered a rift. the project should take about two weeks, and some residents in baltimore city, anne arundel, and howard county may notice a slight decrease in water pressure. officials are urging residents to conserve water as much as possible during those repairs. >> it will be hot for those men and women working on that water main today. the heat back on. hd doppler is showing high clouds through harford county, northern baltimore county, down to montgomery county and bc we are talking about as hot temperatures. i am afraid to use the triple digits, but by wednesday, we could see those. 89 at the airport. humidity is not too bad right now. it will build over the next couple of days. it will end, i promise. i will talk about it in the insta-weather-plus forecast. >> a man is shot and killed in home invasion in baltimore city, and two others are heard. it happened on a lothian road in baltimore. we will keep you updated on the tv 11 and wbaltv.com. now to the latest on the search for the accused gunman over the weekend. investigators said saturday night, 29-year-old tuan thiam went
NBC
Jul 25, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. >> thank you. a human skull was discovered in baltimore city. a hiker from baseball at around 2:30 p.m. near the 3100 block of phelps lane. no other remains have been found. this goal has been taken in for forensic testing. >> the first of the 12 victims in the colorado massacre was laid to rest. there are questions about what will happen to the crime scene. others argue it should be reopened to show the gunman should not win. the oldest victim in the shooting had taken his teenage daughters to the movie. both have survived. we are learning more. federal agents said that james holmes told them about a package that he sent to the university of colorado's medical campus. inside were handwritten details about killing people. police gathered evidence from holmes'the theater and colm apartment. >> president obama supports the plan but republicans are battling for cuts for all americans of all incomes. the compromise is not reached, billions of dollars in tax increases and spending cuts will go into effect in 2015. the president accuses them of protecting the wealthy. >> they decided to hold
FOX
Jul 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
closings to tell you bout this morning. some summer proorams in baltimore city.. baltimore ccunty... are canceled. to the link to the full list k - oo affected schools on our website foxbaltimore doo com slash morning.in anne arundel and howard county all summer programs are canceled. &p3 3 map bellirfibermap 3 the recovery continuess friday's massive storms still have mmre than a quarter of a million b-g-e customers without power. power.here's a look at the patest numbers.according to b-g-e's website... total... anne arundel county... 3 anne arunnel cuntt... baltimore city... baltimore county... carroll county... county... joel d. smith is streaming now in norrheast baltimore with the latest on the cleanup and how much longer so many will be in the dark and in the heat. good morning joee d. (ad lib) schools, businesses, traffic lights.... yyu name it, so many are still you name it,,so traffic lights.... businesses, schools, businesses, traffic lights.... you nameeitt so many are still feeling the results of those 3 nasty storms, and take the rest of the week to restore power ooall. &p i
ABC
Jul 5, 2012 4:30am EDT
still without power. and much need air-conditioning. most of the people are in baltimore city and in baltimore county. they are the biggest numbers without the power this morning. >>> our outage in d.c. left some riders hiking. take a look at the i video coming in. the green line train lost power monday after waiting in a hot car for another train to come rescue them for about 30 minutes the driver told passengers the rescue train lost power too. that's when people got out of the cars and started walking in the 90-degree heat. the passengers walking to the college park station and people there were concerned that the pregnant and elderly passengers they may be at risk but everyone arrived safely hat college park station. >>> meanwhile in joplin and tuscaloosa some of them are getting new homes. nine homes will be unveiled tomorrow and five in joplin, missouri and four in tuscaloosa, alabama. you'll recall both of those cities affected by major tornadoes last year. >>> news around the nation at least three florida lifeguards are now looking for new jobs after rescuing a drowning man.
NBC
Jul 17, 2012 5:00pm EDT
there's a break in this 20-inch water main. >> baltimore city records show this was laid back in 1989. >> is the city public works department focuses on replacing the swelling quillon the entire street right now. this is mostly holland. >> their concern about this street and they're trying to get rid of both of these water mains of this will not happen again. these remain shut for much of tuesday. >> they're working to get the water flowing into businesses again. this manager said it was the perfect opportunity to offer water main break special to try to bring in patients. >> we're hoping to available but of business from the workers out here. >> the impact on transportation is tremendous likely close to lombard, two major city blocks. they're trying to exist -- assist with changing traffic patterns and rush-hour is a major concern. >> there used to be all of these rounds to go. it is going to be mayhem, i think, coming out of work tonight. >> the department of public works think it will take approximately three weeks to get this block back in order. as mentioned, traffic is an i
ABC
Jul 23, 2012 4:30am EDT
. let's check traffic with baltimore city we are expecting continued delays this morning as light street is closed between east baltimore and lombard street. that's due to last week's water main break. also keeping an eye on long- term construction continuing on 895 northbound between route 2 and frank ford avenue because of bridge repairs and towards parts of 695 between route 1 and 59 minor construction. 695 live shot, pretty good looking commute. the drive times this morning again starting out pretty early. nice commute 23r 9 -- commute from 95 to 83 a 12-minute drive. another check on traffic and weather in a little bit. >>> breaking news at least 11 people are dead fog a -- following a crash in south texas. that happened in the town of goal add 100 -- goal goe lee add in -- goliad. all victims were in the same pickup truck. police are not saying how bad conditions are this morning. >>> it's 4:32. we are getting new information out of aurora colorado. that shooting that killed 12 and injured 58. james holmes sits in solitary confinement and the president arrived in colorado su
ABC
Jul 9, 2012 4:30am EDT
companies in baltimore city closed their doors for good. what it could mean for you as a response time and which companies are staying open a few months more. >> and it may be hot but if you plan to spruce up your lawn we have tips on what to do to mack it look the best on the block. monday morning, thanks for joining us. i am megan pringle. >> i am charley crowson. hot temperatures out there and lightning overnight. another band of severe weather moving across parts of virginia. and pennsylvania and scattered throughout maryland. behind it could cooler temperatures be in the future? let's check in with meteor will gist mike masco in for lynette what is in store. >> we are hoping cooler temperatures come in. it's going to be lower humidity today. but still some storms popping across the area. look at the houston shoreline getting rocked with storms. ocean city towards dover much of the attered showers and stea showers especially a-- and lightning coming down and that's going to cross along 70s. there could be a localized flash flooding. we have local area roadways in central frank
NBC
Jul 10, 2012 11:00pm EDT
is it because of taxes? >> good evening. of baltimore city firefighter is in jail tonight, charged with running a prostitution ring of a southwest baltimore row house. >> kai reed is live downtown with this story tonight. >> the firefighter was charged in a separate prostitution case to years ago but kept his job, but now he and coit are in trouble again. amar simmons has been a baltimore firefighter since 2002 but prosecutors say he has also been working in the prostitution business, too. >> we found handguns, a small amount of marijuana, and various letters and documents that would suggest that an online prostitution and human trafficking operation was being conducted from the location. >> detectives had been investigating simmons and kuwait since last year. -- simmons and coit. an informant told them they had a three-six girls working for them as prostitutes at any given time, either at the warehouse are at several hotels in the baltimore area. this is not the first time they have been in trouble with the law. both were arrested after arranging a prostitution meade up two years
NBC
Jul 19, 2012 11:00pm EDT
inches of rain. baltimore county, baltimore city under a flash flood warnings, carroll county, same thing, anne arundel county. the maryland state police say westbound route 40 is closed between malcolm drive and market street. if you're doing a late night driving, keep that in mind. the rain is being picked up around dunellen and essex. we should get some video from the fells point area. another batch of heavy rain. dangerous lightning with the storms as well. it is not necessarily severe. the guests have been below 50 miles per hour. you can get a gust of 40 with all that rain. it can knock over trees and power lines. the back edges coming into frederick county. it will take another two hours for this to clear out. the heaviest precipitation in baltimore county in baltimore city. we will update the radar and inspect the seven-day going through weekend. >> tonight's batch of storms has been causing major headaches over the viewing area. we have a check on how people have been ferrying trade your have been running around all night. >> we were getting ready to go live and do a live r
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